Operalia has been representing the most important singing competition in the world for more than twenty years It was founded by Placido Domingo and supported by various international partners, under the aegis of Rolex. It takes place every year in a different country in the world. From the Americas to Asia, passing through our Europe, the opera festival has established the primacy of the best voices of our time for years. Many of the singers who have distinguished themselves in this initiative by Placido, have then had their talent confirmed by shining international careers.

In 2013 Operalia arrived for the first time in Italy, in Verona. Produced and directed by Angelo Bozzolini in collaboration with the Arena di Verona Foundation, the Venetian edition remains one of the most exciting of the last ten years. The program created for Medici Tv was broadcast live in France and replayed in live streaming with millions of contacts all over the world, not only among opera enthusiasts.

Winners of the 2013 Operalia Competition:

1st Prize – Aida Garifullina, soprano
2nd Prize – Julie Fuchs, soprano
3rd Prize – Kathryn Lewek, soprano

1st Prize – Ao Li, bass-baritone
2nd Prize – Simone Piazzolla, baritone
3rd Prize – Zach Borichevsky, tenor

Audience’s Prizes
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Simone Piazzolla, baritone

Directed by: Angelo Bozzolini
Location: Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Verona, Italy)
Aired: 25/08 2013